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Lebanese Date Filled Fingers

Pastry fingers filled with dates and topped with sesame seeds

Lebanese Date Filled Fingers

Ingredients:

3 Cups of Plain Flour
1 Tblsp of Yeast
1 Tblsp Caster Sugar
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp of Salt
1/4 Tsp of Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Vegtable Oil
3/4 Cup of Warm Water

Filling:
450 Grams Date Paste
1 Tblsp of Butter, softened
1 Tsp of Cinnamon

Topping:
1 Large Egg
1/4 Tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds

Method:

  1. In a large bowl mix well 2 1/2 cups of flour, yeast, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add the oil and water then knead for 5 minutes.
  3. Cover the bowl with a towel and set aside for 1 hour for the dough to rise.
  4. In a small bowl mix well all the filling ingredients.
  5. Roll out the dough into 1-2 cm thick sheets on a flat surface then gently spread on the filling mixture.
  6. Carefully roll over the dough twice then with a knife cut off 5cm fingers.
  7. Place the fingers on baking paper on a baking tray.
  8. In a small bowl mix well the topping ingredients.
  9. Carefully brush the topping mixture onto the fingers.
  10. Set aside for 10 minutes to set.
  11. Preheat oven to 175c.
  12. Bake for 10-20 minutes until golden brown.
  13. Allow to cool then serve.







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